Recital Programs

“Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.” 
~Barbara Kingsolver

Cabaret: The Seasons of Life; The seasons of life are celebrated in this dynamic evening of songs by such celebrated American composers as Stephen Sondheim, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Adam Guettel, Amanda McBroom, John Bucchino and Jason Robert Brown.

Memoire and Memory; Composer Dominic Argento has made a career of assembling seemingly “unmusical” texts from diaries, letters, and even newspaper columns, to create short vocal dramatic works he calls monodramas. Mezzo-soprano Lynn Helding, joined by baritone Aaron Engebreth and pianist Alison d’Amato, present two of his finest: A Few Words About Chekov and The Diary of Virginia Woolf, for which Mr. Argento won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975.

Made in America; Songs by eighteen of America’s finest song composers

This is My Letter to the World; a performance piece constructed of letters by Emily Dickinson interspersed with songs of Aaron Copland, Jake Heggie, William Bolcom and Lori Laitman.

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